Twinkl is hiring an


Sheffield, United Kingdom

Location: Twinkl HQ, Sheffield (with remote working until social distancing has relaxed and we return to the office)

Annual Salary: £17,500 - £21,000 dependent on experience

Contract: Permanent

Line Manager: Ian Alexander Recruiter: Meikay Cheng

We are looking for someone to join our team of illustrators at Twinkl HQ. You will be responsible for creating the images used on Twinkl’s resources and will need to be able to adapt to fit with the current artwork style of the company’s brand. We are looking for someone who is creative and passionate about illustration and who can work quickly and independently to create fun and child friendly images.

Joining us, you’ll be working with a capable team of writers, editors and designers to create a huge variety of learning resources that are in use across the globe. Whether it be illustration to increase engagement levels of students or to demonstrate a principle crucial to the student’s understanding, you’ll be contributing to Twinkl’s mission to ‘Help those who teach,’ and helping give learners worldwide a step up in life.

Ongoing projects/how you’ll spend your day:

  • Product lines – with over 25 product lines which all have different illustration needs, the potential for new creative experiences is huge.
  • Skill share workshops – how can we best help each other to build up our skills and hone our craft as illustrators
  • Great gif. throwdown - Which illustrator got the best gif game?

To succeed in the role, you will:

  • Have the ability to draw to a predefined style
  • Be Creative and imaginative
  • Be proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop
  • Have the ability to research and pull out relevant information & ideas
  • Have strong draftsmanship skills

In this role, you will learn:

  • How to illustrate beautifully for a fast paced ever changing professional environment.
  • How to make your contribution to a team count. You won’t just learn to be efficient, but also to be effective.
  • A variety of Twinkl brand styles to service all ages of learners.
  • Advanced and highly valued Photoshop skills.

You’ll work with:

  • An in house illustration team with, collectively, over 200 years of professional illustration experience to share.
  • One of our many wonderful product teams, made up of writers, editors and designers.


We're interested in anyone who meets one, or a combination of the following:

  • Degree or equivalent in illustration/other art and design-based subject.
  • Experience in educational illustration.
  • Experience in illustrating for children.


If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please include this at the foot of your covering letter. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities.

Here’s a couple of the things that make Twinkl a great place to be:

  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun and always put people before process.
  • Flexible working with opportunities to work from home.
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging - our Employee Network Program includes working groups for LGBTQ+, People of Colour, Disabilities (visible and invisible), Women in Tech and Working Parents.
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) - Our ever-evolving program includes: Monthly progression reviews, Twinkl’s Management Scheme, commercial awareness training, leadership coaching quads, career chats and mentoring.
  • Plus, Westfield Health, life insurance (after 2+ years service), 29 annual leave days per year (inc bank holidays) & company sick pay.